West Hatch Animal Centre

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West Hatch Animal Centre


West Hatch Animal Centre is open, but we are continuing to rehome by appointment only. 

Please view the animals we have available on Find a Pet first, and once you have made a successful application we will then arrange an appointment time with you. 

 If you wish to purchase items from our shop this can also be arranged by appointment. 


Rehoming process - 

 Our available animals can be viewed through "Find a Pet" and the application process is online. Once we receive your application, if you are a suitable match we will give you a ring for a chat in the first instance. We will then ask you to email us photos or video footage of your home and garden, as well as ID. This continues to replace the homevisit that we would have carried out pre-covid. 

 We can then make an appointment for you to come to the centre to meet your chosen animal before you commit to adoption. If you prefer (in the case of cats and small animals) you can complete the adoption process before coming so that you can take them home with you the same day you meet them. 

We will continue to wear face coverings ourselves, and kindly ask that our visitors do the same. 

 Our phone lines are open  11.30-1pm and 2-4pm. Tel: 0300 123 0747

Our emails are checked throughout every day, so please do feel free to contact us whdomcen@rspca.org.uk 


Here at the RSPCA West Hatch Animal Centre, most of our animals have been rescued from neglect and bad treatment by their previous owners. 

We look after dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and many other types of small domestic animals - at any one time we could be caring for over 150 animals.We spend weeks, sometimes months, rehabilitating them and preparing them for a new life and a second chance. It costs the RSPCA over £2000  a day to run the West Hatch Animal Centre. The RSPCA relies entirely on kind donations from people like you.

Despite the restrictions, in 2020 we rehomed 63 dogs, 151 cats, 37 rabbits, 11 birds, 31 farm animals, 15 guinea pigs, 58 small mammals and 2 goldfish!

The RSPCA West Hatch Animal Centre takes in animals from RSPCA Inspectors only. The demand for spaces for the animals they bring to us is ever increasing and we are therefore unable to accept unwanted pets or stray animals from members of the public. We are able to provide information on centres that can re-home animals for the public on request.